Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,782.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB17C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
095447
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
OH, Westerville, OH, 43082-8699
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
051815553
Principal Investigator:
WilliamMcGovern
Principal Investigator
(614) 891-2243
bill.mcgovern@lakeshore.com
Business Contact:
PhilipSwinehart
VP of Sensor Research
(614) 891-2243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The innovative, high transmission band-pass filter technology proposed here is an improvement in multilayer metal-mesh filter design and manufacture for the far IR to submillimeter ranges. The proposed metal-mesh filters can tolerate cryogenic temperatures (down to 4K and below) and a wide vibration/shock spectrum, making them launch-capable and durable for long periods in space. In addition, the proposed band-pass filters are light weight, as they employ no heavy substrates. The proposed 2?5 mm thickness (mostly the mounting frame) allows insertion into tight spaces and standard filter wheels. The thin, light weight, vacuum compatible design can be incorporated into almost any detector setup. Large sizes can be manufactured for newer instruments with larger diameter beams.

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